Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Connective and Collective Joy by Robert Ricciardelli
When you are told that you are faster, smarter, or more beautiful than others, it feels good. It seems like joy can be associated with being different, or standing above the crowd, but such joy is very temporary. True joy is hidden where we are the same as other people as part of God's family. It is the joy of being family, and of lovingly sharing life together. "God in us," brings connective and collective joy in creation.